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Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

KABUL: A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months. Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training center of the National Directorate for Security in...

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CAIRO: Egypt was under mounting pressure to pardon three Al-Jazeera journalists

Egypt was under mounting pressure Tuesday to pardon three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australia's award-winning Peter Greste, jailed in a ruling that triggered global outrage and fears of a growing media crackdown. Greste and Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy each got seven-year terms in a Cairo court, while Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed received two sentences of seven and three years. Eleven defendants...

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CAIRO: Al Jazeera journalists held in jail for seven years

An Egyptian judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists on Monday to seven years in jail after finding them guilty on charges including helping a “terrorist organization” by publishing lies. The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera’s Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, bureau head of Al Jazeera English. A third defendant, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed, received an additional three-year jail...

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Bollywood: Shahrukh Khan, the king of Bollywood is ready to tame Salman Khan’s Kick fad

Shahrukh Khan, the king of Bollywood, is entirely ready to tame Salman Khan's Kick fad as he is planning big and extraordinary promotional campaigns for his upcoming movie Happy New Year. The recently released preview of 'Kick' starring the Dabangg star went viral on YouTube. The trailer has garnered awards from fans and critics for its high-octane action sequences. Salman's...

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LOS ANGELES: “Think Like A Man Too”, collected $30 million.

“Think Like A Man Too”, a sequel to the 2012 comedy based on Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”, collected $30 million in ticket sales to lead the weekend box office, outdistancing last weekend’s top film, “22 Jump Street”. In a rare summer week with no big-budget movie openings, “22 Jump Street”, starring Jonah Hill...

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Russia: Ditch processor replace by a local flavor of ARM.

There was more or less interesting word from Russia this weekend, where it was reported that the regime is expecting to ditch processors made by Intel and AMD and replace them with a local flavor of ARM. A group of three state-owned Russian companies is working together to prepare a home grown ARM processor known as Baikal. The chip will...

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Bangladeshi court sentenced eight militants to death

DHAKA: On Monday, a Bangladeshi court sentenced eight militants to death for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people throughout New Year celebrations in the capital Dhaka. The attack was borne out to undermine the state and create panic, Judge Ruhul Amon said as he handed over the verdict in a crowded court on Dhaka's old site “It's an...

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KARACHI: Dr Ishratul Ebad presented Rs.1 million cheque to Hanif Muhammad

Sindh Governor and Patron Legend Trust Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan Saturday presented Rs.1 million cheque to former Pakistan cricketer Hanif Muhammad from the Legend Trust. The Governor lauded the legendary batsman’s services for Pakistan cricket. He said that Hanif Muhammad is a true fable, who extolled the name of Pakistan in the world. The talent and skills demonstrated by Hanif Muhammad impressed the...

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BAGHDAD: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has gone far in Baghdad.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has gone far in Baghdad to consult with Iraqi leadership as the country faces one of the greatest threats to its sovereignty in years. Kerry came on June 23 almost two weeks after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) staged a surprise offensive that saw the group sweep from...

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CUIABA, Brazil: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal seized a World Cup lifeline

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal seized a World Cup lifeline with a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw against the United States after the highly-fancied Belgium booked a spot in the last 16 on Sunday. Belgium scored in the 88th minute of a pedestrian 1-0 win over Russia leaving Algeria to light up Group H by routing South Korea 4-2. Portugal had looked on...

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Supreme leader of Iran accused the United States of trying to recapture command of Iraq

IRAQ – ANBAR: Supreme leader of Iran accused the United States of trying to recapture command of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries on Sunday, as Sunni insurgents drove towards Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s condemnation of U.S. action came three days later than President Barack Obama proposed to send 300 military advisers to facilitate...

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South Korean conscript soldier shot and downed five of his fellow unit members

SEOUL: On Saturday, a South Korean conscript soldier shot and downed five of his fellow unit members and wounded five others late at a guard position near the heavily fortified border with North Korea, a South Korean official stated. South Korea – an operation to capture the conscript who is considered to be on the run carrying a firearm and...

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TOKYO: Interest Rates will not move up until next year

The dollar inched down in Asia Friday, extending losses in New York that were driven by dovish comments from the head of the US Federal Reserve that indicated interest rates will not move up until next year. In afternoon Tokyo trade, the dollar bought 101.84 yen, down from 101.94 yen in New York on Thursday. The euro firmed to $1.3623...

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NEW YORK: People edit and share clips from TV broadcasts.

Twitter said Thursday it has bought SnappyTV, a California firm that lets people edit and share clips from TV broadcasts. Terms of the deal were not revealed. SnappyTV, launched in 2010, has been collaborating with Twitter to "inject the best television content into Twitter's real-time conversation, straight from the TV to your mobile device," Twitter said on its official web...

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LOS ANGELES: Actor Harrison Ford has undergone surgery on his fractured left leg

Actor Harrison Ford has undergone surgery on his fractured left leg that was injured in an accident on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," the publicist for the 71-year-old actor said in a statement on Thursday. Disney, the studio behind the new "Star Wars" films, had said last week that Ford had hurt his ankle while filming at Pinewood...

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NATAL: Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup

Ten-man Greece held Japan to a 0-0 draw that will suit neither side in a Group C match which ended with boos ringing around the Dunas arena and sent Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup on Thursday. Both sides were expecting to make their campaigns back on rail after missing their opening encounters, but Greece will be...

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AMMAN: Pakistani man killed his teenaged wife

A Jordanian court Thursday reduced the sentence of a Pakistani man who killed his teenaged wife and her alleged lover last year "to cleanse his honour", a judicial official said. "Amman criminal court today initially condemned the 28-year-old Pakistani to death by hanging, but at once reduced the sentence to 10 years in jail after the families of the victims,...

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